Omono Castle


Omono Gusuku 2.jpg


It is unknown exactly when this port fortress was built. However, Omono Gusuku can be found on the Ryukyu Kokuzu (琉球国図), a map dated to around 1452. Omono Gusuku along with Mie Gusuku and Yarazamori Gusuku guarded Naha Port during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Unlike the other two forts, which guarded the entrance into Naha Port, Omono Gusuku functioned mainly as a customs post and storage area for traded goods and weapons.

Visit Notes

This castle ruin is located in an area that forms part of the Naha Port Facility (formerly called Naha Military Port), so it is off-limits to tourists, but you can see the castles ruin consisting of stone walls partially covered by undergrowth and a gate from a distance using a pair of binoculars or a camera’s telephoto lens. The photos included with this profile were taken from near the Meiji Bridge when I visited in December 2021.

RaymondW wrote this castle profile and contributed all the photos.

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  • View of Omono Castle Ruin from a distance
  • A zoomed in view of a section of Omono Gusuku's stone walls
  • Gate ruin

Castle Profile
English Name Omono Castle
Japanese Name 御物城
Founder Unknown
Year Founded Unknown
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features gates, stone walls
Visitor Information
Access Five minutes walk from Asahibashi Station
Visitor Information Not opened to the public. On military land.
Time Required 5 to 10 minutes
Location Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
Coordinates 26° 12' 30.06" N, 127° 40' 16.93" E
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Added to Jcastle 2022
Contributor RaymondW
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